Upcoming Faith-Based Films Will Shine As Lights In A Dark Place

Summer is a time when Hollywood rolls out some of its biggest blockbusters. Millions of people flock to theaters for these films. Some of these are mindless entertainment, but many carry messages – positive or negative – and most contain content that is objectionable for people of faith. However, in August, as the sun begins to set on the Hollywood Summer Blockbuster season, the sun begins to rise on the Fall Faith-Based movie season. And this upcoming faith-based movie season has an impressive line-up of diverse firms, many based on true stories, and each of which has biblically-based messages that can inspire, encourage and also shine as “lights in a dark place.” We can all have a part in helping these films touch and change lives.

 

Upcoming Faith-Based Releases

Some of these films will play in a limited number of theaters while others will be wide releases. Check each film’s website for additional information and sign up for their email updates. Release dates for most of these films are final, but some are subject to last-minute changes. A few additional films might be added later. All films listed here with start dates are regular releases that will show for a week or longer in select theaters. Fathom Events (indicated by **), are scheduled for 1-3 nights only, though some have one or two encore showings later.

 

“An Interview With God” (** 8/20,21,22) Journalist interviews a mysterious man claiming to be God. aninterviewwithgod.com

 

“Beautifully Broken” (starts 8/24) Incredible true story of three families intertwined by the Rwandan Genocide. beautifullybrokenmovie.com

 

“God Bless The Broken Road” (starts 9/7) Elements of faith, country music and stock car racing are combined, paying tribute to military servicemen. godblessthebrokenroad.com

 

“The Favorite” (starts 9/7 – Tampa only) A story of sibling rivalry, soccer and MMA, and especially of God’s love and forgiveness bringing healing and reconciliation. thefavoritemovie.com

 

“Moses On Stage” (**9/13,15) Lavishly-produced musical presentation of the biblical account of the Exodus from Egypt.  mosesevent.com

 

“Unbroken: Path To Redemption” (starts 9/14) Continues the powerful true story of WWII hero Louis Zamperini from where the movie “Unbroken” ended – a story of forgiveness, redemption and amazing grace. (One of the best faith-based movies I have ever seen!) unbrokenfilm.com

 

“The Trump Prophecy” (** 10/2,4) Controversial title, but check out the trailer to see what this film is about.  thetrumpprophecymovie.com

 

“Michael Jr. More Than Funny: Everyone Has A Punchline” An evening of laughter and inspiration with this talented Christian comedian. (** 10/18) morethanfunnymovie.com

 

“Indivisible” (starts 10/26) Based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather and the trials they face as they follow their calling: serving God, family and country. indivisiblemovie.com

 

“The Islands” (late 2018) Based on the incredible true story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith, ushering in a new beginning in Hawaii. theislandsmovie.com

 

Other Regular Releases (Not explicitly faith-based but may be of interest to our readers)

 

“Little Women” (starts 9/28) Updated remake celebrating the 150th anniversary of this classic story. littlewomenthemovie.com

 

“Gosnell: The Trial Of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” (starts10/12) A story based on the actions of Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Features Dean Cain (“Lois and Clark”, “God’s Not Dead”) as the detective who exposed him. gosnellmovie.com

 

Ways you can help

  • Stay informed about upcoming faith-based films through sites like facebook.com/LightinDarkPlace and/or by joining the movie email list (details below).
  • Pray! Any successful ministry needs effective prayer and fasting.
  • Spread the word via social media, fliers, posters, church bulletins, etc.  Share this list of upcoming films with your church.
  • See the films on opening weekend and help your church or organization to organize groups (large or small) to attend. Feel free to contact me for discount tickets and for suggestions in organizing groups.
  • Purchase tickets early as possible. Advanced ticket purchases can expand a film’s release to additional theaters and larger auditoriums.

For email notices about upcoming releases, advanced screenings and more, fill in your information at bit.ly/faithfilms. For up-to-date information, LIKE Stan’s Christian movie Facebook page (facebook.com/LightinDarkPlace) and Twitter @LightDarkPlace.

See you at the movies!

Stanley Goldenberg has been involved in grassroots promotion of Christian films for 12 years. He hosts a regular “Movie Connection” program on LIFE-FM (90.9 FM) in Miami. He is also a federal hurricane research meteorologist who has published scientific articles and appeared in numerous TV hurricane specials.

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